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We encourage you to have a look around the catalog first to see what we’re all about before posting your first thread. Topics typically posted here include:
>Outdoor recreational activities (Hiking, trail running, bushwhacking, camping, spelunking, geocaching, orienteering, expeditions, urban exploration, backpacking, etc.)
>Gardening, farming and related activities
>Hunting and fishing, and other activities involving the stalking or taking of game (including bird-watching)
>Outdoor survival, bushcraft, foraging, self-sustenance in nature, train-hopping, hoboism, etc.
>Outdoor destinations and exploration (specific trails, parks, regions, etc.)
>Water-related activities (boats, diving, etc.)
>Outdoor philosophy (conservation, Leave No Trace, protectionism, etc.)
>Outdoor building and living (cabins, huts, treehouses, etc.)
>Outdoor social activities and organizations (meet-ups, Scouts, NOLS, etc.)
>Gear related to any of the above topics

Most topics related to the outdoors are fine. Write properly, behave politely, encourage a respectful community, and most importantly, GO OUTSIDE!!
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Just a friendly reminder that threads about weapons which do not pertain to their use in outdoor activities should be posted on /k/ instead. Thanks.

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how 'normal' is naked hiking, and how legal?
apparently its not illegal in uk if its not to alarm or distress others, however that works
>is anyone actually doing hike naked day?
>how to deal with not offending others even if its legal?
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This. Get a penis gourd. As they say, gourd your goods!
I used to do shit like this in my younger days. The sunburn, mosquitoes and other nuisances are why I stopped.
Oi mayte. Yoo got yor naked license?
Oi! That down there is too pointy. Gunna have to see your penis license too.

Lounging naked at the lake and skinny dipping, fantastic. In my country, saunas are fully nude and mixed. These will cure your body image worries, and are healthy.

Hiking nude is just kinda... but really why?

How does /out/ feel about outdoor vitals? It's a direct to consumer business model so everything is like half (if not more) than retail. I'm considering buying their 0°F down sleeping bag, anyone have experience with their products?

>Inb4 stop being a poorfag and drop $500 on a western mountaineering bag
Never heard of them. Are they a brand or reseller?

They're an actual brand, the founder is some bearded dude who got tired of paying $500 for down bags and made the brand so ultralight gear could be sold directly to the consumer without retail mark ups.
Fuck off shill.

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My out dream is to stay over in a town at the base of a snow peaked mountain, step out of the hotel with my gear, lock eyes on the mountain, and spend the next 1-7 days marching towards and up it.
Noting the gradual rise, noting the change in terrain and plant life, and even the climate itself. Having to change from summer to winter gear while on the mountain.
And then when at the top, surveying a full 360, and taking a pic of the town.
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Not really, been there done that, didn’t enjoy it. I’m out all the time and camp a lot. I just don’t think mountain climbing is fun or comfy and don’t get the appeal.
Is there a name for wanting to experience every NATURAL environment?

A few days hike through:
-sahara desert (all sand)
-outback desert
-grassy plains

-climb a mountain
-being near a tornado / hurricane / volcano / earthquake

That's like 15 trips. Which is doable in a lifetime.

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To have all the land, drive the humans to extinction, resurrect every species they wiped out and restore all the world's biomes.
My /out/ dream is to buy land in New Hampshire or Vermont and build a ranch. One story steading with a basement and a barn and possibly a small garage, keep chickens, a milking cow, grow some fruits and veggies, keep a hydroponic room, keep a few maples and tap them, maybe an apiary, that's easy to do up here. Cut down my living expenses to like 15k a year and have a small family and raise my kids to work hard. Go out hunting or fishing whenever I felt like it, be a half hour from good campgrounds and hiking trails, live modestly but be able to enjoy all my activities and breathe fresh mountain air every morning. Go into town like once a week to buy supplies, but still know people.
Mountain hermit cottage.
Hunting for my meat.
Growing my vegetables.
10/10 banging hot asian wife to make mountain babies with.
Never see a single god damned soul other than my kin for the rest of my life.
Die after having fended my cabin from a dozen bears and protecting my bloodline that will proceed me.

Dream big or go home.

We went hiking hard style (no packs no trail, just straight up in the woods) with my girlfriend's dad and her sister. It was pretty intense. Climbed over 2600 feet to a total of 4200ft, from the back of his property into wilderness area.
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What country are you in? In America it was today
>no packs no trail
>Climbed over 2600 feet to a total of 4200ft
no food or water?
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We packed two water bottles each. I guess her sister brought a pack, but it was just for her water bottles and a small trail mix bag. Her dad and I carried three water bottles each in our pants/shorts. We did it excruciatingly fast, ascended all the way in less than two hours. It was killer. I've done a lot of trail hiking but these people are Billy goats.
this picture bothers me
Yeah he's pretty hardcore. Not many ticks in the PNW though, out of the day, only my girlfriend's sister got a tick, and we caught it before it bit. Considering we all fell more than twice apice, and had to literally crawl hands and knees up some of the inclines, thats pretty good

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>Does the fruit that a seed came from have any bearing on what that seed would produce?

Yes, of course.

>E.g if a single fruit is larger than the rest of the fruit on the same plant should I be planting the seeds from that large fruit because the resulting plant will produce larger fruit?

Yes, of course.

>Or are those sorts of mutations dependant on the entire plant exhibiting the trait?

Yes, of course.

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Alright cool, thanks fellas.
Gonna try turning some peppers into bonsai.
What are some types of pepper which have cool/unusual leaves?
Right now all I can think of is Purple Flash and Black Pearl.
Pretty much just the purple types. Ones with neat multi-color fruit are a plus. Check "ornamental" and "Christmas" pepper varieties. They are normally pretty small in the first place. They are edible.
Grow well, little Sequioa~

#234-“The Fever” Edition

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Thinking about picking up a new hobby? Want to get a memecaster? Haven't mastered the Palomar knot? Click here!

Talk about fishin
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How do I find a place to fish where there will be no one around? I am too autistic to make small talk if I run into someone.
Buy a private lake or go at weird times.

I've gone nightfishing for bullhead and never run into anyone else.
Maybe you shouldn’t cheap out on your baitcaster. I would say spend minimum of $100-150 for a functioning one, especially if you are new with baitcaster and need all the help you can get. Also, you should thumb the spool near the end of your cast i.e when you see your lure almost hit the water (or if there is wind then when you estimate enough of your line is out so that the lure can fly max distance). Your thumb shouldn’t be rubbing on the spool right after release unless you want to shorten your cast on purpose
Get powerbait eggs on a fish finder rig with a size 6ish hook and play around with the leader length to float your bait to where the fish are.
carolina rig*

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Sailboats are >>>/out/ aren't they?
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>He dosen't know

Spent three years on a tall ship. Wasn't a TSA ship though. Look around, try to learn something, have a good attitude and maybe you can work on one.
I feel attracted to you in a non-homosexual way.
Doubt you're still here, but what's your discord? I'll join you (and I know someone irl who'd join up too)
Is it possible to do off-shore fishing in a canoe?

>inb4 kayak
Yeah I don't want one, it doesn't have enough carrying capacity for my gear.
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>see some sailing vlog on youtube
>hella inspired
>check for boats in my area
>even a +30 year old boat costs more than a brand new car
>trying to find a place to "park" the boat is not only hard but also hella expensive

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Is it a backpack? Is it a coat? Is it a tent?
No its a shelter suit!

I'm building a suit I can live in, a camp on my back. Like a one man band. Portable, self contained survival gear you don't need to take off to use.

Its an idea being built for the homeless. Most examples are non functioning fashion bits. The best example of what I'm thinking is picrelated and its grom star wars of all places. Which is ironic because spacesuits built for earth was the original inspiration.

What features would you want or suggest /out/? Thoughts, opinions.
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Post pics? At least a better search term than "old english coat". Tarps are great and all but a poncho is a bit different than a wearable duck blind/bivy cloak.This is a personal project using examples for inspiration. Save your salt for the bleeding hearts.
"Artists create, geniuses steal" - Edison
Since this is not going to be a product all ideas are on the table to Frankenstein together. I like this for the hood design. Im thinking about a harder shell right above the shoulders with the extendable hood in front. The back a large open bag, adjustable with sinch straps. The outer frame hangs from the worn inner frame from pivots at about hip level. Clips inside up high connects both frames when walking and unclips letting you lean back into the pack when resting. The inside of the shell pack strapped with webbing, gear and pockets letting you reach like a walk in closet. Anything else gets a stuff sack on a lanyard. This way gear can be pulled out from inside or relocated to make room in bivy/tent mode to lay back in your own pack.
I sleep in a big bed with my wife.
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Take ideas where you can. Right? This guy inspired me to turn a fishing vest inside out and stitch it into a heavy coat. Not original but quite functional. Depending on how you open the coat, you got nothing or everything.
How has JakPak not made it into this thread?

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Hello /out/ anons!
My dad and I, along with my best friend and brother, are going to be staying in Lexington VA for three days soon, near Shenandoah national park, and I was looking for some advice if you could please give it.
What are some nice mountains to hike up there? I've only hiked up one mountain before, Wind Mountain in Washington, and was wondering if I could please be suggested one that's good for people with very limited experience.
Also is there anything I should bring besides good hiking boots, water, and bear spray/a pistol?
Also also, are there any especially beautiful nature spots I should see/experience in the area and make sure not to miss? I already plan on seeing Luray Caverns and Dark Hollow Falls.
Thanks everyone who replies and helps, much appreciated :^)
Old Rag Mountain is a classic, about 9-10 miles in total. Crabtree Falls is also beautiful and a very short hike, about 2.5 miles. IMO swap out the bear spray/pistol for some binoculars. More useful and satisfying.
Welcome to Virginia~
I remember hiking Chimney Rock as a kid. Don't remember much though.

>Also is there anything I should bring besides good hiking boots, water, and bear spray/a pistol?
I like to bring some snacks or a light lunch. Depends on how far you are hiking though
enjoy the crowds anon

>Also also, are there any especially beautiful nature spots I should see/experience in the area and make sure not to miss?
try the national forests nearby. Or go down to north carolina if you want to see the blue ridge mountains

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Can someone ID these berries?
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>black mulberries
defintely this. in argentina we call the "moras", and they are an exotic plague. they stain like hell. i ride my mtb in a forest full of them and in summer is a violet nightmare.

delicious and really healthy, but if you exceed can get you a fast trip to the toilet.

fantastic to make a great jam or warm sauce to drip over icecream.
Black mulberries, but your mother will die in her sleep if you eat them anon
Mulberries. Pretty tasty but not worth having your mother die if you eat them
its a new phenonena thats happening where the bees are pollinating trees with the stuff from blackberry bushes and so you have these small blackberries coming from trees
i was really excited when i saw it at first

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I'm going to post this again in the hope some people are still coming to this

I'm actually getting real frustrated and fucking pissed off with the number of people that seem to be pulling out at the last minute. Why bother saying you'll come if you're not 100% sure, I just don't get it

There's some genuine tards seem intent on causing trouble on /out/. I recommend they do not bother coming to Long Lake because I (and others too I suspect) will not hesitate to punch teeth in if anyone starts shit. srs

Anyway, attendees so far (post location + dates to join list)
>Albany, NY - 6/21, 6/22 - 15' sailboat, 14' canoe
>Waterloo, ON - 6/22 and 6/23
>Northern VT - 6/21-6/24ish
>NE, CT - 6/21-6/24, 22nd at Plumley's
>NW, CT - 6/21-6/24
>Boston, MA - 6/21-6/24, maybe + wife/buddy, giving NH a ride
>NH1 - 6/21-6/24, bus + riding up w/Boston guy
>Lancaster, PA - 6/21-6/24 - 17' canoe

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what about marijuana
as long as you dont be obnoxious about it, eg. smoke it away from the rest of the group, maybe have a designated weed tent
now, some good ol' shit to make this thing great
if you have an instrument, AND CAN PLAY IT, then we need to make a list of people who want to bring them and we can organize a little band to play music together well
we'll have a central campfire which our food and water will be cooked, and we will heat up
if someone is dying we help them, and you dont die from starvation in 3 days
the biggest rule that will be the most important - NO POLITICS
anybody who talks of any politics at all will be shunned
if you want to talk politics with someone else, please just become their friend and talk to them somewhere else
obviously leave no trace applies, and if you want to leave any compostable food waste, please do so far away from camp where there's already scavengers - we dont want y'all to bring bears to us, unless its ready to be cooked
remember - we're here to camp and be outside, so do all the outside stuff
when going out to do stuff, its not required but i'd recommend you have a buddy with you, as you probably would want one if you get in trouble
please dont bring annoying sprays or that shit, mosquitos dont carry diseases that far north and we'll be up in the mountains
if you have a boat, please dont be too loud with the engine, and dont shine a big light right at the lean-to if youre doing stuff at night, unless everybody is still up
if you want to hunt small game, make some weapon with what you find in the woods and use that (sling from branch fibers, slingshot from bird intestines)

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if I dial 911 in the wilderness of coloradon in an area with no cell Reception, will it connect? via e911?
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can a GSM phone make 911 CDMA calls?

No, GSM phones lack the hardware to talk to CDMA. Unless, of course, you have a phone that is both GSM and CDMA capable. In that case, yes.

One possible solution here may be to buy a cheap (~$20) CDMA device from Amazon or E-bay and just carry it around without paying some company service. It would still be able to make CDMA emergency calls.
All phones in the US are required by law to be able to make emergency calls on any network, GSM or CDMA, regardless of the phone's primary network of use. I don't know whether that means CDMA towers have GSM transponders for the purpose, or whether the phones have a very limited transceiver just in case.

But unlike OP thinks, service of at least some network must be available.
>service of at least some network must be available.

College retard detected
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This isn't strictly true. A lot of phones are both GSM and CDMA capable, but cheap GSM-only phones intended for foreign markets are widely available and widely used in the U.S. I even have one myself. It's strictly GSM, and cannot talk to CDMA towers at all.

While many newer phones are capable of talking with both towers, it's not universally true as you seem to suppose.

Post tents
It’s kinda my fetish
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my tent, it's a Bertoni Xtreme (italian brand)
picture is from yesterday
looks kinda neat, whats the inner like?
Potentially dumb question, but why the hell do REI tents not have inherently waterproof floors? I'd probably get the footprint anyway, but that should offer moisture protection in addition to the tent's floor, and not be the only line of defense.
Leave no trace camping dumbo
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Thinking of buying a Coleman screenhouse like this one to put in front of my tent as a sort of extended vestibule/ sitting room. Throw a few chairs inside, my cooler, a folding table and eat my meals in there with my wife. Keep the bugs away from my tent too. Would this be a good purchase?

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Who are your favourites?
BC Bushcraft and Far North Bushcraft And Survival are a couple of mine.
Lonnie and Connie are a charming pair.
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The Wooded Beardsman (https://www.youtube.com/user/billert55/featured) has verry nice videos
What the fuck is wrong with you vicariously living losers

Just go out. Watching people have experiences is fucking pathetic.
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the fuck niggas.

And for the days you can't, there's youtube or shitposting on the ol' 4chan.

Don't pretend you're /out/ 7 days a week, ya daft cunt.

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